Named after the village of Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay, Port Askaig’s range of single malts achieves a perfect balance between smoky peat and fruity sweetness. The Port Askaig range consists of a collection of anonymous, small-batch single malts from across Islay, showcasing the unique character of this unique island.
Port Askaig 8 Year Old is the youngest age statement release in the Port Askaig range of single malts from undisclosed distilleries on Islay.
Nose - Zesty and smoky, with freshly peeled lemon rind and coal smoke straight off the bat. Behind that are youthful touches – orchard fruit, freshly milled grain and the aroma of a warm malting floor.
Palate - Minerally and austere initially, with limestone and coal fires slowly giving way to richer notes of dark, earthy peat. Sweet vegetal notes of sugar snap peas are lifted by floral honeysuckle and a background notes of liquorice sweetness.
Finish - Fresh and zesty, with salt, pepper, and lingering lemon as the smoke fades.